• Loneliness
    problem in society, William Deresiewicz’s “Faux Friendship” presents the negative side of society due to social media, and Peter Lovenheim’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” illustrates the positive side of humankind. Friendships are an absolute cure for loneliness. Having a deep conversation and sharing thoughts...
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  • What Made Up a Real Neighborhood?
    English 101 Essay #3 What Made Up a Real Neighborhood? The author and journalist James Howard Kunstler, in his essay The Public Realm and The Common Good, articulates his arguments for the lack of what he labels as “the public realm” and “the common good” in America. Numerous arguments have been given...
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  • Neiborhood & City
    These Essays were brought you by T. Ma’soomah Shakeri from http://essaysreasy.com/ & http://www.my-english-writing.com/ Essay, English Composition Writing on My Neighborhood {1} Having long been living in this alley, I know almost everyone here. It is, however, the housewives that I usually...
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  • Identified
    In the essay “Exile. El Paso, Texas”, Saenz describes his personal experience of discrimination due to his ethnic background. Saenz is a Mexican-American and because he lives in El Paso, which is a border town, he is often mistaken for an illegal immigrant by other Americans. Throughout the essay, Saenz’s...
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  • Frederick Douglass and me
    Robert O’Neil Elterich Composition Essay 1 Essay 1 I grew up in the 1970’s where I was oblivious to Vietnam ending, the Watergate scandal and the cultural changes that were continuing since the late 1960’s. I was a “happy-go-lucky” young boy. Many days after school in the spring and early fall...
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  • Walk on by
    Valeria Blanco Dr. Lynn Fauth English 101 20 January 2011 Just Walk on By In the essay Just walk on by, author Brent Staples shares his experiences of living with the prejudged notion that he is someone to be feared because he is different from his peers. Brent Staples grew up in the small...
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  • the house on mango street
    a poor neighborhood in Chicago. The house wasn’t exactly what Esperanza expected, for it was small and needed much improvement. While reading and researching the House on Mango Street, I came upon three main themes throughout the book. The three main themes I will discuss in this essay are the...
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  • Naked Culture
    “Race: An Anthology in the First Person” say a lot about the relationships between assimilation, difference, conformity, identity and the way they change. Do you think Gerald Early did “the smartest thing or the best thing?” Ultimately I think Gerald Early did the smartest thing. Now was that the best...
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  • Power of Context on Bernie Goetz
    would always get away with committing a crime. In Malcolm Gladwell’s essay “The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime” gives us a probable explanation of how a change like this can happen. The essay is an environmental argument, with varying kinds of a seemingly endless...
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  • IWT1
    that schools in affluent neighborhoods are not immune to the same problems. Finally it offers what the director says is a solution. Film (Chilcott & Guggenheim, 2010) An Objective Analysis of “A Talk to Teachers”     This speech was turned into an essay and eventually added to...
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  • Public to Private
    fourth grade when my parents broke the news of my enrollment in private school to me, that certainly didn’t go in one ear an out the other, it stayed with me for a long time. Growing up, I lived in little Richmond Hill, Queens NY. It was for the most part, a middle-class neighborhood that was very tight-knit...
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  • Learning to Read and Write Final Draft
    In the essay Learning to Read and Write by Frederick Douglass he talked about growing up as a slave, trying to learn how to read and write, how it was hard to get what you want but with a lot of work and effort it could be done. It really connected with me how if he wasn’t white ethnicity he was considered...
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  • family
    When I was a little boy growing up during the early 1970’s, my parents moved our family from a house that was once an old train depot near the old Coxe Lumber mill yard in Mont Clare, S.C. to a small house in Society Hill, S.C., on land that what was once a part of the Gandy Siding plantation. The house...
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  • Discredited Neightborhoods
    In this essay I'm going to critically analyze Warr's argument on "Discredited Neighborhoods" and then use her findings, to find similarities and differences to discredited neighborhoods in Jakarta, Indonesia. Using my own first hand point of view, and several sociological journals that focus on poverty...
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  • Week 8 Assignment 1
    WritePoint and my instructor I feel that I need to make some editing to my essay before submitting it. I feel that each topic sentence directly addresses the thesis as well as states the topic and that each paragraph has an effective closing that reinforces the main point. I believe that my essay is coherent...
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  • Eth 125 Final
    Final Essay Lane Markley GEN125 November 21, 2010 I recently moved to a southern state. I lived my entire life in the North West. Before I moved I knew that there would be cultural differences. Southern states where I am from have always been profiled as raciest and full of rednecks. I have...
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  • A Click of Tiny Sparks
    Self-denial and self-appreciation meet face to face in Bernard Cooper’s essay, “A Click of Tiny Sparks.” Cooper examines the painful experience of realizing that he is different as well as the pressure of growing up gay in a society that does not readily accept gays. The narrator embarks on a journey...
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  • How It Feels to Be Colored Me
    uniqueness as a pro. At the time most essays written by African-Americans, tend to complain about their racial inequality instead embracing it. The entire tone of the piece is set by the opening sentence, where she states she is different by using the word “only.” In this essay Zora uses many different strategies...
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  • sample essays
    the Narrative Essay Why I learned English Many families reflect diverse cultural backgrounds that come together. My family’s roots are intertwined with several ethnic and cultural backgrounds. My mother’s parents are American, but her ancestors are originally from England and Germany. My father’s mother...
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  • New York Social Anonymity
    needs is the feeling of loneliness. Therefore we can see throughout New York many close-knit neighborhoods with things in common such as: ethnicity, religion, race and even profession. Such neighborhoods can be found in Chinatown for Chinese people, in Brooklyn for orthodox Jews, in Astoria for Greeks...
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